August 2010

  • Where Did All The Words Go?


    Blogging seems to have taken a backseat of late; apart from the occasional “cute thing my kid did/said” post, there hasn’t been a whole lot going on ’round here. I do still talk (and sometimes write) about geek stuff over at The Secret Lair, but my personal site has been pretty quiet. For a while earlier this year I considered letting the domain name quietly expire, but then Laura reminded me that she has a blog here, too, so I renewed it for at least another year.

    So where did all the words go? They’re not all on The Secret Lair—I don’t post anywhere near frequently enough there—nor have Facebook and Twitter claimed them all; I very rarely update my Facebook status and my tweeting is sporadic at best. Maybe all those words are still rattling around in my skull somewhere, or maybe they’re just not there anymore. I doubt it’s the latter; I think far too highly of my own capacity for clever turns-of-phrase and insightful opinion-rendering to believe the words just up and vanished. They’re just on hiatus for the moment; they’ll be back eventually.

  • What a tangled web we weave…


    “Daddy, what’s that?” Kyle asked from the back seat of the minivan.

    “What’s what?” I asked.

    “That what I’m pointing at!”

    “I can’t see what you’re pointing at when I’m driving,” I said.

    “What about your eyes in the back of your head?” he asked.

    Uh-oh. Mommies and daddies have eyes in the back of their heads, I told him a few weeks ago.

    “Those eyes can only see you when you’re being bad,” I said, adding one more sticky strand to the web.